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Four additional people involved in Olympics test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan

Mainichi wrote that it has learned from the Cabinet Office that in addition to the two members of the Uganda Olympic national team who tested positive for COVID-19 after entering Japan, four foreign nationals who entered Japan for preparations for the Olympic Games have tested positive for the virus after arriving—one French national who entered Japan in February, one Egyptian who arrived in April, one person who came from Sri Lanka in May, and one who arrived from Ghana in June. The person from Sri Lanka tested positive for the virus five days after arriving in Japan, while the other three tested positive on arrival. The paper wrote that a total of 2,925 athletes and other stakeholders entered Japan between Jan. 1 and June 13 and that more than 70% of them entered the country under the GOJ’s preferential treatment for Olympic stakeholders that exempts them from the 14-day quarantine period.

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